Friday, November 28, 2008

Valjs Bountiful Blessings BB page

Here is another brag book page I made using the elements etc from a QP I had made last year.Hope you like it.I do need to credit my friend Jill (link in sidebar) for the gorgeous leaves she let me use for the page.Thank you Jill!!:)

I will be taking this weekend off from the blog cause I will have my hands full with decorating the house for Christmas.The only thing I acomplished today towards that end was to get the tree ready to decorate.Tomorrow will be a busy day for me.I have to take all of my pretties off of the shelves and replace them with Christmas pretties.:) The kids(grown and little hehe) are gonna help decorate the tree and put the lights up outside etc. My back is bothering me tonight and I hope a restful sleep will help it some.:)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Here's the link:
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  • Valjs Turkey Time Layout

    Here is a layout I made to show the wonderful turkey my DIL made for dinner yesterday.It was soo moist the wings fell off of it.mmmmm:) I don't know about you but I ate way more than I needed yesterday.Soo glad we didn't have but the one meal.LOL We are invited back this evening to eat supper and help eat some of their wonderful cooking again and I can hardly wait!!:)

    I have so much to do today.I want to start decorating the house for Christmas.We usually do it Thanksgiving evening but this year has changed that. With the kids work schedules will be tomorrow before they are able to come decorate.I let my granddaughters decorate my Christmas tree with the bulbs...but we need to make sure the lights and garland are on it first.Now to locate the Christmas stuff in the garage and bring it upstairs.:) Where's Jimmy?LOL

    Thursday, November 27, 2008

    Thank You -Katinas

    Thank you Lord soo very much for all the wonderful things you have blessed me with.Most of all the salvation you have given to me.The close fellowship that we have...and the love and kindness you have shown.

    I am thankful for my entire family.
    The wonderful loving husband that never allows me to say a bad word about myself.
    My children who bring me soo much love I could burst with joy!
    My friends who bring a smile to my face every day.:)
    I thank you Lord for the good and the bad because that has made me who I am...someone who loves you with every fiber of my being.:)


    Tuesday, November 25, 2008

    Valjs Christmas Tree BB Page

    Here is a QP I made this morning.It is featuring my sister's Christmas tree from last year..all lit up.:) I wanted the tree to shine and I hope I didn't get the background too dark for you.:) Click on the preview for a closer look. I thought this would look great with a family pic in it or you could even use it as a Christmas card if you wanted.:) Hope you like it!

    Thank you ALL sooo much for the wonderful comments you have left for me.I really enjoy reading them and knowing if you like my stuff or not.:) You are most welcome.!

    I want to wish all of you who are from the USA ...a Very Happy Thanksgiving.!! May you have a fantastic time with your family and friends!! I don't know if I will be back on here until after Thanksgiving or not.Time will tell.:) For those of you who are looking for Thanksgiving pages.I have a horn of plenty and a turkey QP in the archives. I may try to have a couple of brag book pages for the weekend too.:)

    Here is the link:
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  • Monday, November 24, 2008

    John Starns -Midnight Cry

    Here is another cute winter BB page for us. I used the snowfamily frame that is still in the archives. I really love the way this one turned out. Hope you do too!:)

    Thank you ALL so much for the wonderful comments and well wishes you have left for me. I really do appreciate your taking the time to do that. How sweet!

    I am feeling slightly better this morning.I had a fairly rough weekend though..and poor Christy has had to work while going through this and colds always hit her hard.:( I told Christy the other day that she could get another box of tissues out of the linen closet if she needed it.I buy the puffs with lotion and three pack stack at a time.She came out hugging the whole stack to her chest.LOL Between the three of us...Jim,Christy and me...we are keeping Puffs in business.hehe

    Here's the link:
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  • Thursday, November 20, 2008

    Valjs Snowman BB Page 2

    Here's another Snowman BB Page. Hope you like it!

    Thank you ALL so much for the wonderful comments you have left for me.I truly appreciate your taking the time to do that.You are most welcome! Enjoy!!:)

    Well..I thought I had caught Jim's cold the other day..but now I KNOW I have.LOL My ears are itching..nose running and throat scratchy and I ache all over.:( I spent most of today just sitting in the recliner watching TV with Jimmy....and dozing off and on. I did have a while when I didn't feel as bad that is when I made this page.Now evening has come and you know how you get to feeling worse in the evenings..right? Bummers!! I think I will take a break from the blog over the weekend and see you on Monday if all goes well.:)

    Here is the link:

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  • Tuesday, November 18, 2008

    Valjs Snowman BB Page

    Here is another brag book page for us to add to our collection.Hope you like it! :)

    Thank you ALL so much for taking the time to come to my blog to leave a message.How sweet!:) You are most welcome!

    Christy is off from work today.She wants to go to Wal-mart again.hehe Oh..the last time I mentioned Wal-mart..I got spam in my comment section.I thought it was a comment and when I clicked on the ladie's took me to a promotional page for Wal-mart.That's why..the dash between the letters.LOL

    Jim is off tomorrow so I don't know when I will have another page ready for us. It depends on..if he feels like going anywhere or not.I need to make another appt. with the Dentist soon. Most Dentists make appointments well in I had better call them.I'm not sure if they are taking the Thanksgiving week off or not. I was kinda putting it off cause of the economy and the uncertainty..but Jim said to get them fixed.I have to make the appointment on his day off so he can take me.:) It's nice having my own chauffeur!hehe JK. He is such a support for me.I hate going to the Dentist.Mainly because I haven't always had pleasant experiences with them. Who has?? Right? It's like pulling teeth to get me there.LOL

    Here is the link:
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  • Monday, November 17, 2008

    Valjs Santa Chair BB Page

    Some of you may recognize this from the QP last year and the year before.The QP is still in the archives if you would like to have that too.I extended the page to make it a brag book page.There's room for some journaling now.:) Hope you like it !!

    Thank you ALL so much for the wonderful comments you have left for me...and also to you who would have on 4shared.:) I try to leave a comment on 4shared now and when I sign in to leave a takes me to my file folders where I upload my stuff. Sure hope they get it figured out soon..cause that's just too wierd.LOL

    Jim has been sick with a cold...and feeling miserable.Fever,coughing etc.:( I got up yesterday feeling rough but this morning I am feeling a little better.YAY!

    Oh..I wanted to tell those of you who may not know it yet...NANA IS BACK!!!!Whoo hoo!!!:) I absolutely LOVE her designs.They are soo fun for the kiddy pages.:) I have made a couple of albums of my grand daughters using her kits and QPs. I even made some brag book pages from her designs.How fun!:) Her link is in my side bar if you would like to go say hi and welcome her back.:) I was going to her blog almost every day to see if she had come back and let me go a little while without checking and she pops up.LOL Can you tell I am thrilled?hehe

    Not much more to tell..cept I have been busy Christmas shopping and wrapping presents.Today I need to clean the house.Oh fun!!LOL

    Here is the link:
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  • Saturday, November 15, 2008

    Online Bible Study

    This is a book that my Niece ..Shelley Hendrix wrote a little while back.It's titled.."On Purpose for a Purpose".It is about the life of Esther. Christy and I read it shortly after it was written and it was really interesting.Especially how Shelley compared circumstances in her life to what Esther was going through.

    Shelley is starting an online bible study using this book..starting Nov. the 18th.I have never done an online I don't know how it will go..but if you are interested in trying it.I am sure you will be blessed.:)
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  • is the link where you can sign up in the comment section for the course. There's no mention that I can find of any cost..except to buy the book so you can follow along.:)

    Shelley..I hope you don't mind me grabbing all of this off of your blogs.:)

    Looking for a new book/Bible Study?

    In a pivotal point of her life, when Esther has been challenged to come to the aid of her people, Mordecai asks the key question, “…who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” Together, we’ll observe how Esther was used by God in a very significant way as she came to realize that her losses, her life experiences, her family of origin, her beauty, her personality, and even her prosperity—everything about her was on purpose for a purpose. Mordecai found this same reality to be true in his life as well. His purpose was different, but equally significant. God is sovereignly involved in doing something amazing in each and every life and wants each one of us to embrace His perspective for our lives, the good and the bad, that we might boldly live this life we’ve been given—on purpose! You can order Shelley's book through her ministry website or on Amazon.
    Both of Shelleys blogs..her personal and ministry are in my sidebar.

    Here is a video I took from the "Atlanta Encounter" blog telling a little about Shelley.:)

    Thursday, November 13, 2008

    Valjs Christmas Stocking BB Page

    You might recognize the left side of this page.It is the QP I made a couple of years ago.LOL I added the right side with the three hanging photos and the strip with the stitching so I could make it a brag book page.Hope you like it!!:)

    Thank you ALL so much for the wonderful comments you have left for me. I do appreciate the effort you take to come to my blog now that 4shared is messed up on their comments.I have been reading on several of the blogs I visit that you can't even leave a comment when you do sign in.I have had that problem myself. :) It does take a little more effort to click on the back button and leave a comment on the blogs.LOL But seriously folks...the only award some of us get for our efforts is to know what you think of our work and a little thank you.:)

    Yesterday was one of my lazy days.I get those days where it's cool in the house..I am not expecting company..and my PJ's sure feel good.KWIM? hehe Well..I got a call from my DIL after lunch and she said she and Robby were coming over to visit and watch a movie. There went my lazy day!LOL I am happy any time my kids come to see even if I did have to get was worth it.:) Jim is off today and I have no idea how he wants to spend it.More Christmas shopping needs to be done we will see.:) That's pretty much all there is to I will get right to the freebie.

    Here it is:
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  • Wednesday, November 12, 2008

    Valjs Christmas Wreath BB Page

    This is another Brag Book page I made from a previous QP. Hope you like it! I left some room for journaling.:)

    Christy and I went shopping yesterday.We didn't get home until after four.Whew! was I tired.:) We did go to Big Lots and I got another 8x8 scrapbook.hehe.I couldn't resist.It was only four dollars!!! I also found a paper shredder for only twenty dollars!! That's a great price since those things have gone way up in price these days.My old one went kaput..and I have needed one for a while now.Maybe I can finally get rid of some of that junk mail!!YAY!:) Then we went to the Dollar tree and I found some really cute Christmas Ink stamps. I haven't checked them out yet to make sure they I can't tell you right now if you should run right down and get yourself some.LOL We stopped at Applebee's to get lunch.Christy LOVES their Crispy Orange Chicken.Have you tried it? It is really good. It had a little bit of a bite from the spice they used in it. I don't think it was pepper..but something like that..cause it left a zing on my tongue.:) After that we went to Walmart. We just don't seem to be able to go shopping without going to Walmart before coming home.We picked up a few groceries and odds and ends that were needed and headed home. Jim's truck was in the driveway and I couldn't believe Christy and I had spent so much time shopping.LOL

    Here is the link:
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  • Tuesday, November 11, 2008

    Valjs Penguin BB Page

    We have Happy Feet!!LOL Just kidding.:) Remember this QP from last year? just became a Brag Book Page.YAY!:) I really love this one.It will be great for those pics of the kids playing in the snow..or wishing they could play in the snow.LOL Winter pics would work too.Hope you like it.:)

    Thank you ALL so much for the wonderful comments you have left for me.BTW..what is going on with 4shared??? Now you have to be a member to comment? That's gonna cut way back on the commenting huh? Guess we will have to be happy with the dwnld totals...unless you would like to come on blogger to leave a comment.They are always welcomed and I love hearing from you.:)

    Christy has today off and wants me to go shopping with her again.We will hit the Big Lots etc.:) We love bargain stores.!!LOL I am almost to the point that I have to hold my hands up to the sides of my face (like blinders on a horse) when walking by scrapbook supplies.hehe I have more than I could possibly use and no time to work with them...but if you know me...I am gonna look and find something.LOL You know that scrapbook cabinet that Jim built for me??? It HAD room to expand???NOT!!LOL If I keep going I am gonna have to take the china out of the china cabinet and start putting the supplies in there.Wonder what it would look like???:) I don't buy expensive stuff and maybe if I did..I wouldn't have so much??Hmmm..that's an idea. hehe Mom and I went to a yard sale in town the other day and I found a cute vase with a flower design on it for fifty cents.It's sitting on the dining room table with a huge question mark on it asking "where do I belong"??LOL My Mom says I get it naturally..hehe I figure..if I get rid of will give me room for more stuff and that could cost me more I don't get rid of stuff.LORL Actually..Christy and I have been thinking of having a yard sale before it gets too much if we did that... I would have the money to buy more stuff..right?LOL

    Here's the link:
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  • Monday, November 10, 2008

    Valjs Christmas Window BB page

    Does this one bring back memories?LOL I just extended the width of the page to make it a brag book page instead of a QP.I am sooo glad I save my pages in a workable mode. All I had to do was stretch the siding...add some more lights and another bush ..and ta da.!!:) Now I can add this design to my Brag Book Album.YAY!

    Thank you ALL so much for the wonderful comments you have left for me.I am soo glad you are enjoying these pages.:) You are most welcome.

    Whoo Hooo!! Jim helped me figure out how to customize my blog using my own designs.Doesn't it look festive??LOL I know ..I still say I am slow but I eventually get there.hehe

    Jim,Christy and I went Christmas shopping yesterday.I told Jim..there's only so many days he has off between now and Christmas and we had better start shopping.:) Jim made me use the electric wheel chair at Walmart.'s fantastic that they offer us those wheel chairs to help make the shopping easier for those of us who can't walk for very long periods(Thank you!!) ...but....please make the aisles wide enough to go down them!! I spent more time going around an I could come in from a different angle or backing out of an area because there was no turn around or they had left something in the aisle that I couldn't get by.I feel so bad for those who can't just get up and walk away from those things!!:( I almost did that yesterday...and would have if I hadn't been with Jim.LOL I got so frustrated that people would dart in front of me and I had to stop suddenly and it would throw me forward with a jerk. Note to self...( work on your patience).LOL We don't think of these things until we are put into a position where we HAVE to use something to help us maneuver.It sure makes us aware of what others have to go through. I know I will be more aware of allowing room and time for those unfortuate enough to have to use get by me.:) See...I learned a little patience.hehe

    If you would like to use this page...

    Here's the link:
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  • Sunday, November 09, 2008

    Valjs Christmas BB Page 3

    Okay..I left room for journaling on this one.LOL It's not as fancy and full of design as the other two..but I thought I would leave that to you.:) You can fill it up with the Christmas bulbs I have given away...(still in the archives) or fill it up with journaling etc. You can make a brag book page or a rectangle page or a card with your family portrait.It's up to you. Hope you can use it.:)

    I thought I would start making some brag book pages out of some of my Christmas QP's. Remember the Christmas Window QP from last year? The one with the film strip ladder? I made a brag book page out of it and will be offering that tomorrow. I am really happy with the way it turned out.:) I am in the process of making brag book albums and I thought some of those pages would be so cute as brag book pages.I can make them for myself and let you share them too.What do you think? If you would like to have the matching QP's in the archives somewhere in Nov or Dec.hehe If any of those links don't work.Please let me know in the comment section of blogger.I won't see the message on 4shared.I only check the 4shared messages in the archives once in a while.:)

    Thank you soo much for the wonderful comments you have left for me.I am so glad you like these pages and can use them.You are more than welcome! Enjoy!!

    Not much going on here at the I will get right to the freebie...

    Here it is:
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  • Saturday, November 08, 2008

    Valjs Christmas BB Page 2

    Here's another Brag Book for us for Christmas.YAY!! I made three openings since I have three Grand daughters.If you don't need all can use one of the spaces for journaling or something.:) I got carried away and filled the page up...I was having so much fun!!hehe Be sure to click on the preview to get a closer look.I never like these small previews cause they don't show all the work that you put into a design. I added a shadow to the inside of the frames.The png files hold the shadow and sometimes the psd's don't.So..if you don't have a shadow on the inside of the frame when you open the file..make sure to add one.Use the option that shows the shadow to the top..and to the right.That's the way I have mine going.:)

    Jim only works until three thirty today and I need to get busy cleaning the house.Not that he would complain..but he works hard and I feel guilty if I don't.KWIM? It doesn't take much for me to feel better about it though.hehe My work starts mostly after he comes home.Close the shower curtain when he gets done taking his shower..close the cupboard doors when he gets something out of them etc...It's those little things that we do for them that make us feel needed.:) I felt totally lost without him when he went to Dallas last week.!!LOL Honestly..I wouldn't change a thing about him...if I wouldn't be him any more.:) I'm glad things are back to knowing there's someone else in the house besides myself...even if it is those little signs that show it.:)

    Here is your freebie if you want it.:

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  • Friday, November 07, 2008

    Valjs Christmas BB Page

    I thought I would start doing some Christmas Brag Book Pages for us.I know we can always use these. Click on the preview for a better look.The small preview doesn't do it justice. This page is you should be able to do the regular rectangle pages too if you want.:)

    Thank you ALL so much for the wonderful comments you leave for me.I really do appreciate it.:) You are most welcome!

    There isn't much to tell you right now.Just been working on a few things around the house...getting my files straightened out in my puter and trying to finish some brag books. You know..every day stuff.:)

    Here is the link:
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  • Tuesday, November 04, 2008

    Valjs Yawning Doll QP

    Here is another Doll QP.It's different than the last ones I had done.I have a small collection of some little dolls with different expressions and thought I could use them on some of my layouts.This layout is of Katlyn again.She was sooo tired after playing at my house with my Mom. I thought this would be the perfect pic for my yawning doll.:) I had a hard time making this QP cause every time I looked at the doll I would yawn.hehe

    Thank you ALL for the wonderful comments you have left for me.I really do appreciate your taking the time to do that.You are most welcome.!

    I had a really nice weekend with Jim. He was soo glad to be back home again.:) He had to go back to work back to the same ole

    Christy was off of work yesterday instead of today.She switched days with a co-worker who needed to take yesterday off. Christy took Freedom(our dog) for a walk in the park.Freedom LOVES to go for walks..but she is getting older and it doesn't take much for her to get tired. She really needs the exercise though.She needs to lose some weight. So do I...need to exercise and to lose weight.:) Time to get the ole stationary bike going again.When you can't walk well..that is about the next best thing to get your heart pumping and your legs moving. That and swimming.But since I don't have a pool..the bike will have to do.:)

    I have so many things going at the moment I am gonna continue to be sporadic with my posts and freebies. I want to thank all of you who are regulars to my blog.You have become dear friends to me and I look forward to your visits.:)

    Here is the freebie :
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  • Saturday, November 01, 2008

    Yay! Jim's Back!!

    I just popped in to let you know that Jim is finally back where he belongs.! Yay! He is taking this weekend off to be with me before going back to work.How sweet!!:)

    I haven't had a chance to make a freebie..but I did make a new header out of my Turkey QP. hehe. Remember this one??:) Please don't be offended...this was done in fun! isn't the best looking turkey..but is sure was good!LOL

    Be back Monday!